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Test publishing new site

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:54 pm
by pavlos1
I have my new site ready for publishing.
Before publishing I want to test it in the web.
My question is how to do this because I already have an index page under the same domain name and
I am afraid of messing files.
Thank you.

Re: Test publishing new site

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:17 pm
by Pablo
You can try to publish the website to a sub folder of your website.
For example, create a folder 'test' and publish all files to that folder.

Re: Test publishing new site

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:44 pm
by pavlos1
OK, I will try this.

Re: Test publishing new site

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:59 pm
by pavlos1
I have a question though.
This way I will have duplicate index pages, one of the current web site and
another created from the new folder "test".
How I deal with this?

Re: Test publishing new site

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:19 pm
by Pablo
The index page will be in a different folder, so it will not affect the main website.

Re: Test publishing new site

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:20 pm
by BaconFries
As Pablos suggested you could also add no follow and no index to the test site so to stop Google indexing the test site/pages.